As the law was not fair, the arguments for keeping the law fell through. Congress believed that Prohibition was the reason for the country's economy was so strong, but when the Wall Street Crash occurred, it was obvious that Prohibition was not the magic formula for success. Overall, I think that Prohibition failed mainly due to the fact that it was extremely unpopular law, and it was impossible to enforce. The law didn't work: The gangsters had too much of an influence over the police, and the law did not state it was illegal to drink alcohol. Prohibition denied people the right to freedom of speech or choice, which Americans expect and are accustomed to.
All in all prohibition proved out to be a lost cause, it did not work out well for the society or the economy of Canada, it was an effort put forward by people that thought strongly about prohibition in an effort to purify the society as a whole and start a new economy that peoples will put more money into the economy. Prohibition did not work at all. It just made crime rise, like bootlegging and smuggling liquor. But they might as well face it, the people wanted to drink and the government wanted money.
With all these problems, people were still getting drunk, so even with the law drunkenness hardly decreased. This made people begin to realise that by repealing the law alcohol would help get the taxes from it so the USA could stop wastin... ... middle of paper ... ...on prohibition had seen itself into. He helped put America back onto its feet without the need of prohibition. Prohibition ended because of the St Valentines massacre due to the increase of gangsters and violent crimes sweeping the USA It seemed Prohibition had failed. It had made the USA law-less, the police were corrupt and the gangsters were rich and powerful.
The problem was the great power that the gangsters had. Overall, I think that the gangsters were the main reason why Prohibition failed, followed closely by the lack of public support. My reasoning behind this opinion is that the demand by the public for alcohol could not have been met without the powerful gangsters and once they had started to meet this demand they could not be stopped as the gangsters controlled and influenced many people who should have had influence over the gangsters and stopped them providing alcohol to. Bibliography THE ERA OF EXCESS PROHIBITION BY ANDREW SINCLAIR. AMERICA BY TINDALL AND SHI.
However, both wets and drys agreed that Prohibition did not work. Prohibtion shaped the Roaring Twenties in numerous ways. It promoted the rebellion because people thought that it violated their rights to live by their own standards and do whatever they wanted to (and drink whenever they wanted to). By breaking the law frequently, American people developed lax morals, and felt that they were above and beyond the law. Women felt more freedom because they were also accepted in illegal bars.
Prohibition The 18th amendment, known as prohibition, had America in fits when it was ratified in 1919. The government was hoping to achieve a healthier, efficient society with good morals and a break for women from receiving beatings from drunken husbands. Although the motives behind prohibition were reasonable, it was so corrupted from the beginning that it never could have successfully been carried out. America became a lawless period, and many Americans felt that if they could get away with ignoring one law, then they did not have to follow any others (Axelrod 239). However, it may have been necessary for the progression of America for it accomplished a great many other feats other than sobering up citizens.
Police as well as Politicians thought it was better to be paid off rather than trying to fight the criminality. Even the “Prohibition Bureau” which was an organization meant to enforce the law were the most corrupt. Since their income was very low they themselves entered the illegal alcohol business. They participated in accompanying trucks, fortified smugglers and bootleggers, allowed bribes, and supported alcohol traffic. Corruption distorted the reality
It also states the 'evils' of alcohol leads to more crime and drink. It was used by groups in favour of Prohibition. When liquor was banned, the public demanded more alcohol. Then speakeasies were introduced which led to gangsters who specialised in violent crime. I believe both sources agree about the results that Prohibition should not have been introduced.
People that agreed with prohibition didn't realize that even without alcohol this issues would still exist, especially because they couldn't truly enforce the law. All that opposed figured out that it would majorly impact americas revenue and peoples freedoms. Also because peoples freedoms were taken away others would sneak around the law causing crime. Even though it was a failure because of america's lack of profit, rise of crime, and the loopholes within the law; it helped create foundations around the subject of alcohol like how it was harder to receive alcohol so americans would drink less and the regulations of the sale of alcohol. Prohibition, The noble experiment, was a failure but it helped us to regulate the situation and lead us to realize the wrongs and rights of this law.
Many did not just want a gradual decrease in the production and distribution of alcohol, but wanted it stopped swiftly and instantaneously. This was just one of the causes leading up towards the Prohibition. The outrage towards alcohol increased when citizens speculated that too many resources were being used to make alcohol, instead of contributing to other useful areas of daily... ... middle of paper ... ...people who wanted the Prohibition, and those that did not) reached a new level. Looking back into history had illuminated the problems the Prohibition caused and also its origins from which it stemmed. Society was pressured to make the Prohibition a reality, no matter that it affected the law, and people living within the time.